New Rumor: the iPad Mini with Retina Display isn't getting delayed to 2014, thanks to LG?
This entry was posted on Friday, July 19, 2013.
A new report from the somewhat erratic Digitimes indicates that LG is making new headway in producing the kind of Retina displays necessary for the 2nd gen iPad Mini with its 7.9 inch form factor. This report contradicts a prior report and claims that LG will make it possible for Apple to meet its targeted October launch date in all likelihood. Read on below the break to know more!
The speculation surrounding the next generation iPad Mini's launch has been confused at best. At first, it was expected to get a launch shortly after the September launch of the iPad 5th gen. Then, it was facing yield issues and was not likely to launch before the end of the year, and then some reports claimed that the iPad Mini 2 could get a 2014 launch. Things took a surreal turn when the rumor after that was that Apple was pushing the Retina display version of the iPad Mini to next year, but this year would see a launch of an incremental upgrade of the Mini after all. Now, Digitimes claims that a 2013 launch for the Mini 2 is still on, and that LG is going to help Apple in this regard.
The report goes on to add some details - LG "expects to ship about 2-3 million units a month" of the second gen iPad Mini before its targeted October launch date. Should they actually meet their expectations, the release of the upcoming Apple tablet may be a lot smoother than one would expect after all.